The processes that students must follow when requesting transfer credit is described below. Please note that transfer credit is not automatic and students should confer with a student services advisor before attempting work at another institution.
Students who want to take summer coursework elsewhere after admission to USC must first obtain appropriate written pre–approval from the Degree Progress Department. Even if an articulation agreement stands, pre–approval is required to ensure eligibility. Online instructions are available at: https://www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/services/articulation/preapproval_faq.html.
Once the coursework has been completed elsewhere, students must request the other institution send an official transcript to USC before the coursework can be evaluated and transferred.
Students should request that a transcript be sent to the:
Degree Progress Department
USC Registrar One Stop Center
615 Childs Way, TRO 101
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0912
All transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. After allowing four (4) weeks for delivery, the student should take the written pre-approval to the Degree Progress Department (TRO 101). If the transcript has arrived, it will be matched with the pre-approval and the transfer evaluation will be complete.
For additional information, please go to the Course Work Taken Elsewhere page in the USC Catalogue.